Two more rabid animal cases have been confirmed in Madison County the week of Sept. 10-14 by the Madison County Animal Control Office.
One of the cases involved a skunk in the 7300 block of Hwy 172 in Comer. The second case involved a fox in the 600 block of Sorrow Patterson Road in Colbert. In both cases, the animals had been killed by local residents and turned over to animal control.
The animal control office also reported three rabies cases in Madison County in late August. Two of the August cases involved skunks at locations on Applebaum Way and Charles Hart Road in the Colbert area. In both cases, the skunks had been killed by local residents and turned over to animal control. The third case in late August involved a deceased horse in the area of Friendship Church Road and Chandler Road.
All residents are strongly encouraged to take the following precautions:
•Be sure your pets are current on rabies vaccinations.
•Avoid any wild animal exhibiting unusual behavior such as aggression, lack of fear of people, or appearances during odd times of the day.
•Report any incidents of bites from any animal to your local health department.
•Do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 if you suspect an animal may be rabid.
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